Preparing a Hen Party Abroad: A Bride’s Ultimate Guide

Preparing a Hen Party Abroad: A Bride’s Ultimate Guide would be helpful, right?

To be quite honest, I wish I had time to prepare my hen do a bit more. Back that time, 12 years ago, all my friends were in Brazil, and I was lucky enough to get married one day after a Brazilian festival being held in Birmingham.

It was a unique event, and I had a lot of fun making it my hen night. But I understand that the bride’s hen do is a time-honoured tradition that goes far beyond just the festivities.

It’s quite a big deal in the UK. But it’s not everyone will choose to hit the bars and clubs in the country to celebrate it Some people choose to travel abroad to have a different type of celebration.

For brides-to-be who dream of celebrating their last days of singledom with an unforgettable adventure, a hen party abroad can be the perfect choice.

However, it has to be well prepared, and of course, it is not going to be the bride who will be in charge of it all. It’s her day. She should just enjoy it!

A hen-do trip abroad is definitely an opportunity to create lasting memories and bond with your closest friends in a unique destination. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps to prepare and plan an unforgettable hen party abroad.

Choose the Perfect Destination

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Brides out there will agree that a perfect hen does need an unforgettable venue. For this reason, it’s better to plan carefully where to consider going for the bridal party.

Whether it’s a vibrant city, a beach paradise, or a charming European town, pick a location that suits your style.

The most popular destinations in Europe are still the predictable ones such as Ibiza, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Prague, Mikonos, etc. But you can think outside the box and choose the destination that you really would love to bring your besties to.

I guess a capital in northern Europe would be a great place to throw your hen-do parties. You would be surprised by the great options out there.

Budapest always comes to my mind as a quite interesting and cultural capital, full of bars, restaurants, and amazing nightlife.

Budget and Guest List

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After choosing the perfect destination, it is time to think about the budget. It’s a big decision to be realistic about the expenses that work for you and your guests. In this case, it is better to think in advance create a guest list and make sure it aligns with your chosen destination and activities.

Remember that a hen do abroad is like a holiday abroad. You will have to think about flight prices, accommodations, visas and all kinds of documentation and bureaucracy that come with together with it.

For the guest list, Be mindful of any dynamics within the group. It’s essential to ensure that the group is compatible and that the bride will be comfortable with all the guests. You know exactly who you would like to have in your braid maids’ list.

Then, think about the budget. It must be based on your input and the financial situation of the guests. Include costs for accommodation, activities, meals, and any additional expenses.

If the group is diverse, consider offering different options for activities or outings during the hen do to accommodate varying interests.

But even with a limited budget, you are still going to have fun abroad. The prices probably will be more affordable compared to hen is in the UK.

Itinerary and Accommodation

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Planning a trip in the group is always challenging. I guess it is the same when it comes to hen does abroad. There are a lot of preparations to be considered as well when it comes to planning a hen party abroad.

To start with, the travel documents. Yep. It will always have someone that will forget the passport at home.

Also, it is always better to make sure everyone has travel insurance and access to essential medications. You know, if drinks are involved, it is better to prevent than remorse.

It’s also a good idea to have a list of emergency contacts.

To keep the communication flowing, set up a communication plan with your guests, including a WhatsApp group or a social media event page to keep everyone updated.

After selecting the date that works for everyone. Keep track of the weather forecast for the day, and events at your chosen destination.

I would recommend booking the accommodation in advance too. This way you can ensure it will be a place conveniently located to accommodate well the group.

Research and plan the activities you’d like to do during your hen party too. This could include spa days, adventure activities, guided tours, or simply relaxing on the beach.

And of course, ask the group to engage and give suggestions of what bars, restaurants, and clubs they think the bride would enjoy.

Decorations and Personal Touches

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Every hen do is quite personal. You can Create personalised decorations, such as banners, balloons, and table settings, featuring the bride’s name, the wedding date, or inside jokes that the group shares.

Pack decorations and personal touches that make the trip special, like matching T-shirts, customised accessories, and any other fun items that reflect the bride’s personality.

It can be even the right time to think about your outfits that will make the perfect combination with the engagement ring you picked. Quite nice picks are heart engagement rings, moissanite wedding sets and pear engagement rings.

The entertainment is a big part of the show. Whether it’s a DJ, live band, or a list of curated playlists, it is better to plan which clubs or venues in advance too. Even booking a VIP space or tables is worth it. Especially if your hen party will be held in a busy summer destination.

Food and drinks are also another important feature to care about. Research the local cuisine and make reservations at restaurants known for delicious food. Don’t forget to arrange for a special meal or treat for the bride.

Relax and Enjoy

A hen party abroad is a fantastic way to celebrate your upcoming wedding with your closest friends.

With careful planning and attention to detail, you can create an unforgettable experience that you and your bridal party will cherish forever.

It seems that organising a hen do is quite a big task. But if you are going to be the one responsible for a group of merry adults abroad, it is better to be prepared or deal with unpredictable issues.

But once everything is in place, remember that this is your time to relax and enjoy.

*This is a collaborative post. 

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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